Windows 10 taskbar thumbnails preview keep disappearing!

I have a Surface Pro 4, am using IE and have Windows 10.  I often have multiple files open - Word, Excel, pdf, etc.  I used to be able to hover over the Excel icon, then the open Excel files would pop up in a thumbnail, and I could select the one I wanted.  Now, the thumbnails pop up when I hover, but they disappear too quickly to make a file choice.  It is absolutely maddening!!

Any advice?


Hi All,

I've done some preliminary testing on my SP4 connected to my SP3 dock. In the past, I could reproduce the BUG. As of Insider Preview build 14986, I can't. (I upgraded to that build on December 14th, 2016.)

Can anyone else validate that they're no longer experiencing the BUG on build 14986? It would  be an especially good sign if someone on an SB could confirm this.



Steve Jovanović

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